#1
Hi there,

I have a Gibson Explorer and I need somebody to help with figuring out how old it is.

The serial number on the back of the headstock is: 91908703 (I believe, but it's really hard to make out)

any help is much appreciated, by Giibson's own admission over the phone their serialisation is a nightmare to figure out!

Cheers
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#2
Pictures would help?
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#3
July 9, 1998 your guitar was born.
...What!?
Last edited by Ergin at Nov 27, 2009,
#4
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Support/SerialNumberSearch/

"The serial number will be an 8 digit number impressed into the back of the headstock with "MADE IN USA" below.

The pattern is as follows:
YDDDYRRR
YY is the production year
DDD is the day of the year
RRR is the factory ranking/plant designation number.
Prior to 1984 when the Kalamazoo, MI factory was closed, the numbers 001-499 indicated Kalamazoo production. Ranking numbers 500-999 continued to indicate Nashville production through 1989.

Since 1989, all Gibson acoustics are built in Bozeman, MT and all Gibson electrics are built in Nashville or Memphis. Ranking numbers for Bozeman start each day at 001 and the electrics may start as low as the 300s.

Examples: 70108276 means the instrument was produced on Jan. 10, 1978, in Kalamazoo and was the 276th instrument stamped that day.

82765501 means the instrument was produced on Oct. 3, 1985, in Nashville and was the 1st instrument stamped that day. "
#5
Quote by Ergin
July 9th, 1998 your guitar was born.

hes right
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#6
Quote by Ergin
July 9, 1998 your guitar was born.



Awesome, thanks for the help!
Fender Jim Root Signature Telecaster
Martin Westside Custom Edition
Peavey 6505
Peavey XXX Cab
ISP Decimator Prorack G
Sennheiser EW172 G3
Sennheiser wireless IEM
Ibanez TS9DX
Boss TU-2 Tuner
MY BAND:
http://www.myspace.com/thedirtyyouth